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Amana Side by Side Refrigerator not getting cold

My Amana refrig and freezer stopped working yesterday. At first it started making a humming noise then would stop. I cleaned the coils off hoping that would fix the problem. It didn't. I postioned the refrig so I could pin point the sound it was coming from the compressor area, where the wires attach to it. The compressor was hot. I let it sit over night and woke up to water on the floor. Does the compressor need replaced or could it be a relay?

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  • Lancern Dec 16, 2007

    Peyton, you are right. I had a professional come and look at it. He hooked up some kind of kick starter and had it running for maybe 45 seconds. He then continued to hook all the other wires up and it stopped. He tried again but couldn't get it to go again. It cost me $40.00 to have him look at it when I got the same info from you, thank you. The other thing is that the refig is 5 years and 8 months old. It's out of warranty. I'm looking at new ones and feel like staying away from Amana because I thought frigs were suppose to last awile. Any Brands you are keen on? And yes it was a Tecumseh compressor.

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Amana is having some problems with their compressors locking up. if the compressor is manuactured by tecumseh then tthe compressor is mostlikely locked up and will need replacing. good news is your refrig is most likely less than years old and should be in warranty to amana..

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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    peyton thompson Dec 16, 2007

    sorry it didnt work out for you. im my opinion whirlpool products are about as good as you can get. good luck..

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